Timber

Japanese immigrants (Issei) replaced Chinese workers after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act went into effect. Laborers were recruited by contracting companies to cut timber and work in sawmills. In rare instances, Issei women joined their husbands, living among the other workers in segregated shantytowns.

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Incarcerees at the Jerome camp, cutting trees (ddr-csujad-38-279)
img Incarcerees at the Jerome camp, cutting trees (ddr-csujad-38-279)
Photographed are male incarcerees at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, working on cutting trees. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-288)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-288)
Photographed are male incarcerees lumbering. The handwritten note on the back side reads: We would bring the wood into the camp and prepare for the winter. We will cut 5000 acres of trees. We cut ___ acres last year. We will cut 10,000 acres total. [In Japanese]. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at …
Lumbering in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-285)
img Lumbering in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-285)
Photographed are two male incarcrees in the Jerome camp, Arkansas, posing during the lumbering work. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Jimmy Yokota (ddr-csujad-38-284)
img Jimmy Yokota (ddr-csujad-38-284)
Photographed is Jimmy Yokota, an incarceree at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, working on a utility pole. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Jimmy Yokota. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-282)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-282)
Photographed are two male incarcerees lumbering. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The handwritten note on the back side reads: The tree survived for 50 years and did not expect to be cut down by us. Two people cut the …
Japanese men in suits (ddr-csujad-25-2)
img Japanese men in suits (ddr-csujad-25-2)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men in suits. Also includes a photograph of a timber mill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_002
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-43)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-43)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are three photographs and one postcard. A photograph of a Japanese man posing in front of a timber mill is included. The photograph appears to be taken in the early 1900s in Washington. Another photograph captures Japanese children, which was probably taken in …
Scenic photographs (ddr-csujad-25-24)
img Scenic photographs (ddr-csujad-25-24)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three scenic photographs are pasted on the page. Include railroads, a house cart, and lumber mills. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_024
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-294)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-294)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Some photographs are taken at the beach. One of the photographs depicts a Japanese man riding a horse. The photographs are taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_002
Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-84)
img Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-84)
Torazo "Slab Harry" Nakao (in the white hat) and his co-workers at the Port Blakely sawmill on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-69)
img Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-69)
This sawmill employed many Issei during the early 1900s. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Three men and a boy standing next to a fallen tree (ddr-densho-34-26)
img Three men and a boy standing next to a fallen tree (ddr-densho-34-26)
Left to right: unidentified boy, Kaichi Seko, unidentified Buddhist minister, and Zenkichi Harui.
Three men and a boy sitting on a logged tree (ddr-densho-34-21)
img Three men and a boy sitting on a logged tree (ddr-densho-34-21)
Left to right: Zenkichi Harui, unidentified Buddhist minister, Kaichi Seko, and an unidentified boy on a logged tree. The saw was built by Mr. Harui. The area shown is the future site of Bainbridge Gardens.
Issei man at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-14)
img Issei man at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-14)
Raisuke Tamura standing on a tree stump at the Japanese camp in Selleck, Washington. This camp housed Japanese laborers who worked for the Pacific States Lumber Company. Raisuke sold Japanese goods and food to the people living in Selleck.
Issei workers at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-29)
img Issei workers at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-29)
These workers are sitting outside their housing at the Japanese camp in Selleck, Washington. Selleck was the site of the Pacific States Lumber Company.
Logging crew (ddr-densho-124-30)
img Logging crew (ddr-densho-124-30)
Raisuke Tamura (left) visits an issei logging crew at Selleck, Washington. Raisuke sold Japanese goods and food to the workers living in Selleck.
Group of men, women, and children (ddr-densho-353-21)
img Group of men, women, and children (ddr-densho-353-21)
Sawmill workers in Port Blakely. Caption in album: "The sawmill drew many workers."
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